Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This Whole Gay Business Started in the 60s, Right?
There's not much of a history to it, is there?
From the top:
-from the Tomb of the "Brothers." Old Kingdom Egypt (2 men buried together who were manicurists to the Pharaoh; you decide).
-The Tyrannicides, Harmodios and Aristogeiton, the gay couple who spoiled everything by murdering the last tyrant of Athens and opening the way to history's first democracy.
-A lovely couple from Hellenistic antiquity
-Longtime couple Marc Allegret and writer Andre Gide in the early 20th century
-Jack Nichols and Liege Clark, an activist couple from the Stonewall era. Jack started even before that in the "homophile" protests against anti-gay hiring practices by the federal government in the early 1960s
-a contemporary gay male family
-a pair of lovely lesbians in London this year.
Posted by Counterlight at Tuesday, August 05, 2008